Emergency Services Technology – Diploma – Vermilion ETC

Common Courses

FE 105 NFPA 1001 Level I 6
This basic level course provides knowledge and skills to function as an integral member of a fire department team under direct supervision in hostile environments. Includes minimum knowledge and skill requirements for career and volunteer firefighters whose duties involve primarily structural firefighting.
FE 111 NFPA 472 Dangerous Goods Awareness 1
Learn to identify situations where dangerous goods are present; identify dangerous goods by name, UN/NA identification number or type placard applied; determine fire, explosion and health hazard information for each material; learn necessary actions to protect yourself and others and to control access to the scene and current edition of North American Emergency Response Guidebook; identify the appropriate initial notifications and how to make them consistent with local emergency response plans or the organization’s standard operating procedures.
FE 113 Fire Apparatus - Driving and Maintenance 2
Designed to provide opportunity for students with knowledge in firefighting to gain confidence in operating fire department pumpers. Drill exercises designed to impart practical experience in effectively deploying pumping equipment under conditions often encountered on the fire ground. Prerequisites: FFTS-S400, FFTS-S500, valid driver's license and air brake endorsement.
FE 143 Organizations 2
This course is designed to introduce students to organizations and their systems that affect Alberta's fire service.  The Safety Codes Council is one organization that manages the safety related legislation within Alberta.  Other topics within this course include the role of organized labour and its effect on the fire service.  Specific historical incidents that have had an impact on the fire service will be discussed.  Additionally, other management organization concepts are discussed such as teamwork, critical thinking, ethical issues and change agents.  P/F.
FE 135 Mental Aspects of Performance 2
This course gives new students the skills they need to make the successful transition to college, regardless of their starting point.  Sessions include academic and personal strategies.  Participants will apply what they are learning to build a repertoire of techniques and a support team to help them succeed during their first year at Lakeland College.  P/F.
FE 157 Basic Fire Equipment 2
This basic level course provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand and maintain common equipment used within the fire service.  This includes the operational features of today's fire apparatus and portable equipment, and their maintenance requirements.  Additional topic include:  engine operation, electrical and braking systems, portable pumps, generators, powered equipment and tools, and other auxiliary equipment tools and appliances.
FE 170 Firefighter Practicum* 8
160 hour supervised work experience, practicum applies knowledge and skills in actual emergency response situations. P/F. Prerequisites: ET 200, ET 210, criminal record check and valid driver’s license, Class 5.
FE 180 Written Communications 2
This 36-hour course accommodates a broad range of writing skills,  When you complete it, you'll have a working knowledge of basic grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraphing, outlining, reports (investigative, formal, and incident) and proposals, and correspondence.  You'll be able to research your topic and present it in a suitable format to a target audience.
FE 190 Oral Communications 2
This 36-hour course equips you with a working knowledge of outlining, writing, and delivering various types of presentations.  It also teaches choosing topics, analyzing your audience, using visual aids, interviewing, and introduces the types of meeting you will encounter in the fire service and how to effectively conduct them.
FE 205 NFPA 1001 Level II 4
Builds on knowledge and skills gained in FE 105 and equips student to function as a integral member of a team of equally or less experienced firefighters under general supervision. When engaged in hazardous activities, a person as this level of training maintains direct communications with a supervisor. As well as further knowledge and skills of structural firefighting, this course also covers basic vehicle extrication and rescue techniques. Prerequisite: FE 105.
FE 208 Wildland Firefighter 2
Basic knowledge and skills to combat a wildfire and to protect structures in wildland settings threatened by fire. Work as a member of a team under direct supervision. Includes basic fire behaviour, firefighter safety, backfire and burnout techniques, water and foam delivery systems, and air operations safety.
FE 211 NFPA 472 Dangerous Goods Operations 2
Basic knowledge and skills to predict behaviour of both dangerous goods and their containers. Only way potential harm to life, environment and property can be estimated. Learn to plan a response, protect yourselves and equipment from contamination, implement the response, monitor the incident, and evaluate the progress of the response. Prerequisite: FE 111.
FE 220 Physical Fitness 3
Develop strategies to achieve and maintain level of physical fitness that meets hiring standards of various emergency response departments and/or agencies. Basis is the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1583.
FE 135 Mental Aspects 2
This course gives new students the skills they need to make the successful transition to college, regardless of their starting point.  Sessions include academic and personal strategies.  Participants will apply what they are learning to build a repertoire of techniques and a support team to help them succeed during their first year at Lakeland  College. P/F.
* Practicums are required for both specializations. While it is currently named "firefighter" it applies to both fire and emergency medical streams.
Fire Specialization

FE 1-ASCSS Alberta Codes and Standards 2
32-hour course familiarizes themselves with, and learn to apply, Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code in complementary and coordinated way. Prerequisites: FE 1-LFSC, FE 1-BCPS, FE 1-PMSC, FE 1-CSSC Communication Skills, and ID #FSFSC Fire Service Familiarization.
FE 1-BCPS Building Construction and Protection Systems 2
32-hour course teaches fundamentals of building construction and fire protection systems. Focuses on those elements of building construction and fire suppression that manage the impact of fire.
FE 1-FOCD Fire Origin and Cause Determination 2
32-hour course gives basic knowledge of what is expected of investigators in the fire discipline. Describes physical evidence at a fire scene and develops the skills investigators need to interpret fire patterns and physical evidence. Prerequisites: ID#1-LFSC Law for Fire Safety Codes Officers, ID#1-BCPS Building Construction and Protection Systems, ID#1-PMSC Properties of Materials, ID#1-CSSC Communication Skills and ID#1-FSFSC Fire Service Familiarization.
FE 1-FSI Fire Service Instructor Level I Part I 2
36-hour course contains theory and practical components. Covers concepts of learning and human factors in the teaching/learning environment. Develop teaching, testing and evaluation skills and conduct instruction from prepared, mostly skills-oriented material. Use fire-service topics.
FE 1-IP Investigative Procedures 2
Gives blueprint for conducting fire investigation based on scientific methodology. Cover all legal and safety aspects of evidence collection and assessment. Learn to analyze evidence logically and prepare and present reports and recommendations to various audiences. Prerequisite: FE 1-FOCD Fire Origin and Cause Determination.
FE 1-IPESC Inspector Practical Evaluation 2
32-hour practical evaluation for Fire Inspection Level I designed to examine whether student has learned the inspection process taught in Fire Inspection Level I courses. Prerequisites: All other NFPA 1031 Level I courses.
FE 1-IPSC Inspection Procedures 2
Address authority and need for an inspection program within jurisdiction, including requirements for quality management plan in this 32-hour course. Specific time spent on tank storage of flammable and combustible liquids and requirements in the Alberta Fire Code for all classes of occupancy. Prerequisite: FE 1-ASCSS, Alberta Codes and Standards.
FE 1-LFSC Intro to Alberta Fire Safety Codes 2
32-hour course guides through the Safety Codes Act and Regulations and explains how authority, responsibilities, and limitations of a safety codes officer are derived from these documents. Deals with all legalities involved with carrying out the tasks of inspection, investigation, and enforcement.
FE 1-PMSC Properties of Materials 2
32-hour course covers physical and chemical characteristics that affect or determine degree of hazard associated with flammable and combustible metals and dusts, and compressed and liquefied gases. Outlines classification of dangerous goods and regulations governing storage and handling. Information then correlated to Alberta Fire Code and applied to inspection and enforcement tasks required of a safety codes officer.
FE 2-FSI Fire Service Instructor Level I Part 2 2
36-hour course builds on Fire Service Instructor Part I. Skills include writing learning objectives, developing lesson plans, evaluation, developing of instructional materials, and teaching techniques in adverse situations. Learn to deliver instruction (mainly lecture oriented) from own, fire service-related material.
FE 2-IPESC Investigator Practical Evaluation 2
32-hour practical evaluation designed to ensure the process for investigation of fires can be demonstrated according to general guidelines referred to both in the Emergency Training Centre Fire Investigator Level I courses and NFPA 921-Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations. Prerequisite: FE 1-IP Investigation Procedures.
FE 2-PU Advanced Pumping Operations 2
36-hour classroom and practical course on pump operation including relay, tandem and dual pumping, portable pumps, apparatus service tests, and hydraulic calculations used in the fire service. Also discusses flow of water through large diameter hose, and single-and double-hose lays. Prerequisites: ID #1001-33.2 Responding on Apparatus, ID #1001-33.14 Water Supplies, ID #1001-45.4 Fire Hydrant Flow Testing, ID #1002-22 Fire Apparatus-Preventative Maintenance, ID #1002-23 Driving/Operating Fire Apparatus, and ID #1002-31&32 Apparatus Equipped with an Attack or Fire Pump.
FE 3-PU Aerial Apparatus 2
Theory and practical components of 32-hour course include types and construction of aerial apparatus, hydraulic systems on aerial devices and apparatus, operating, positioning and stabilizing aerial apparatus, strategies and tactics, elevated master streams, and aerial apparatus testing. Prerequisites: ET 100, ET 110, ET 200 and ET 210.
RT 106 Rescue Awareness 2
This week-long course is the prerequisite for all the technical disciplines that fall under NFPA 1006. This course includes basic command system, rescue operations organization, surveying the scene for hazards, scene safety, personal protective equipment, rescue equipment, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment, ground support for helicopters, site operations, resource management, terminating an incident, knots, single-point anchors, rigging, as well as hauling and belaying systems. Prerequisite: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or equivalent.
FE 137 Confined Space Entry Level 1 1
This course teaches the student to become proactive in rescue by recognizing the hazards of a confined space, identifying which of those hazards can be managed and taking the proper steps to safely and effectively manage the hazards through basic and advanced skill sets.  Skills that are covered include pre-planning a rescue, air monitoring, lockout/tagout, ventilation and inerting, using ICS, strategic res\\cuuce factors, safety, providing built in rescue equipment and managing the hazards of a confined space, as well as a critical discussion about accident prevention.
FE 138 Confined Space Entry Level 2 1
This course is a continuation of FE137 Confined Space Level 1.
Emergency Medical Specialization

FE 250 EMT-A Program 40

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